Hi all, a friend of mine from work just obtained an 89 SE Bonnie. It'* a maroon gray car with just under 100,000 miles on it, and has the usual paint fade for a maroon car. Engine and tranny are fine, but it has a few issues that could stand addressing. I'm not GM experienced, as you can tell from my name, but my brother (Gonneville) talks all of you up big time, so here goes.
The first is a heater blower fan that doesn't stop running with the key out. There'* a clicking noise coming from behind the gauges that seems to be related, I'm assuming there is a relay involved that is sticking open. If you pull the fuse for the motor, the clicking stops.
Second issue is the fact that the car was sold in Canada originally, so all the gauges (er, gages apparently!) are in metric units, which annoys the owner just a bit, because of the TINY TINY print used for the inner MPH markings. I assume that the entire cluster can be swapped, but is there anything that needs to be done to the computer? Does the ECM need to be swapped as well?
Third issue is the classic "steering wheel buttons don't work" issue. It'* pretty obviously a dirty contact or bad clockspring, because they do work at certain wheel positions, but not others. I'm not GM experienced, does anyone have a walk-through or how-to page on fixing this?
Thanks in advance for all those who can help keep this car running!
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